I have mentioned a few times on this blog that I consider the music of the 1980s to be a blight on Western culture. It’s my least favourite musical decade of any decade throughout history that has ever produced music.
However, there are a few exceptions, and today’s song is one of them.
I think Howard Jones‘ “What Is Love?“, released in 1983, is an absolutely superb song. For me, almost everything about it is excellent, from the melodies and chords right down to how the song is constructed. Even the production isn’t too hamfisted the way record production in the ’80s tended to be. (The sound of records produced in the Eighties is one of my pet peeves about that era. Ugh.)
So, please prepare yourself for a song from the 1980s that I actually, really, truly truly, I’m-not-kidding adore:
Loved it then. Love it now.
By the way, while I’m in this songs-of-the-’80s-I-really-liked mood I think I’ll play you another one tomorrow.